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Colin Kaepernick Gets Huge Contract Extension With Record Guaranteed Money

06/04/2014 04:45 pm ET | Updated Jun 04, 2014
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The San Francisco 49ers have hammered out a six-year, $110 million contract extension with star quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The deal includes a record $61 million guaranteed and averages $21 million annually.

The negotiations were relaunched this week after being dormant since the NFL scouting combine in February.

"I really expect that real breakout year for Colin," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said recently. "He just has the look and feel that he's going to break out, more so than he already has. I'm really excited about everything about his game right now.

Athletically, he looks bionic. We all remember the 'Six Million-Dollar Man.' That's what he looks like to me. He's very gifted and he always has been."

A 2011 second-round draft pick from Nevada, Kaepernick has ledt the 49ers to consecutive NFC championship games.

Kaepernick passed for 3,197 yards and 21 touchdowns last season, rushing for 524 yards and four touchdowns.

"I feel like we have a lot of firepower in our corner," Harbaugh said. "I feel like we have a lot of ammunition in our camp. I was just thinking about it the other day, 'It doesn't get better than this.'"

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

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